Zeroboxer by Fonda LeeZeroboxer by Fonda Lee

Zeroboxer

byFonda Lee

Paperback | April 8, 2015

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A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr "the Raptor" Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm - a personal marketing strategist. It isn't long before she's made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way. As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that's fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices put everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.
Fonda Lee was born and raised in Canada, spent years as a corporate strategist for Fortune 500 companies, and is now a writer and black belt martial artist living in Portland, Oregon. Visit www.fondalee.com or follow Fonda on Twitter @fondajlee.
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Title:ZeroboxerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:April 8, 2015Publisher:North Star EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0738743380

ISBN - 13:9780738743387

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A great debut! Carr has boxed in zero gravity since head just seven years old. He started zeroboxing professionally ever since then and now he's eighteen. Quickly gaining wins he becomes the most popular zero boxer on Terrain (Earth). He catches the eye of a brands elm who wants him to be a star and with that comes an attraction he has never known. When he realizes his mother and his coach have been keeping a secret that will change his life, will he flee or will he fight? There is some excellent futuristic gizmos and gadgets in this story. Like colour changing hair dye, and even tattoos that are electric. The world definitely was built up from the ground up and we don't necessarily get a crash course, so that was missing. It just felt like this was the future and people travel in cubes and can live on Mars and other stations. I love that it was set in Toronto and even had mentions of the Harbourfront and Quren and Jarvis streets. It felt like I was literally dropped in the future and this is what is the most popular sport. I could pretty much imagine the entire fight scenes in my head, it was that detailed. My favourite parts of the book really. Overall, an amazingly solid debut and I can't wait for more even though the ending was so open-ended!
Date published: 2015-03-04

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